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Oct 4, 2012 7:00pm EDT
>>> on our broadcast tonight, the showdown, president obama, mitt romney and the debate in denver everyone is talking about. >>> breaking news about american airlines. why dozens of planes in the air tonight are being grounded when they land. >>> out of gas. why some gas stations are shutting down in a placehere prices are already over $5 a gallon. >>> is it a hidden danger in plastics and cans of high importance to mothers and their newborns. >>> and what we look like to them. "nightly news" begins now. to t. "nightly news" begins now. >>> good evening. they now estimate over 67 million of us watched the debate in denver last night and what people saw was a highly energized, motivated and combative mitt romney sharing the stage with a subdued and lackluster president obama. what they saw was mitt romney on his way over the course of 90 minutes to scoring a clear and consensus victory in what will be the first of three meetings between these two men. for romney, today felt like a new chapter. here's a look at the crowd waiting for him in virginia, while the president today said so
NBC
Oct 21, 2012 10:00am EDT
deciders. if obama wins, what will get the credit? same for romney, what would have done it for him? what would history say were the key factors in making one guy the winner and the other the loser? did the campaign party or was it reality that made the call? >> there's a 1950's to mitt romney's feel it's where women stay home. will this be a turn-off in the 21st century or where women vote for the businessman that promises jobs. [captioning made possible by nbc universal] chris: i'm chris matthews. with me today michael duffy, andrea mitchell, kathleen parker and john harris. what will win the difference? for president obama, here's a short must-do list for the two weeks ahead. number one project what he's done into the positive future. ramp up that positive message. obama backs the middle-class. romney can't wait to help the rich. in monday night's debate especially on the issue of libya. and here's a list for romney, keep asking voters are you better off? present yourself as a strong fixer of voters' economic troubles. and look like a commander in chief. this is a tightened race and ro
NBC
Oct 8, 2012 2:05am EDT
your own facts. >> romney delivers. the president tries to recover. >> when i got off the stage, i met this very spirited fellow who claimed to be mitt romney. >> the economy is again the central focus. the new jobs numbers drop the unm employment rate below 9%. >> we have made too much progress. >> a sign of recovery as the voters head to the polls. we cover it all this morning. the policy fight emerging from the debate and the policy. what does the debate reveal about these two men? >>> plus, our preview of the vice presidential debate this coming week. this morning, a special panel. obama campaign senior adviser robert gibbs. former republican presidential candidate newt gingrich. hilary rosen. mike murphy. and nbc's chief white house correspondent and political director chuck todd. >>> and finally, what you haven't heard from arnold schwarzenegger this week. a revealing conversation with the former california governor. he talks politics and his personal failings. >> what would you like your sons to learn from your mistakes? >> i think that they're not going to make the same mistake
NBC
Oct 28, 2012 10:00am EDT
to get out the vote. at mitt romney's own excited troops. the gush of tv ads inundating the swing states. both sides with cy war and romney forces call charge, we're winning, join us or be left behind. if you don't vote we could have bush versus gore all over again. the economy, stupid. friday the last jobs report before the election. last month, it gave the president a boost. will the october number matter more? i'm chris matthews. welcome to the show. with us today, "time" magazine's joe klein. the bbc's katty kay. cnbc's kelly evans. and "the washington post's" david ignatius. first up, we're staring down at the wind tunnel now but historic perfect political storm in the coming nine days of this campaign. and these closing days when we played out in mind games on both sides. the president saying he jist wants to hold on -- he just wants to hold on. >> what we have is a lead that we've maintained throughout this campaign. and we are going to just continue to drive home the message that there are two fundamentally different choices in this election. about where we take the countr
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Oct 14, 2012 10:30am EDT
>>> this morning on "meet the press," the fight next time. obama-romney, round two, this coming tuesday, as the race has tightened. >>> our issues this morning, the debates in the closing weeks of this campaign. the economy. the looming fiscal crisis by year's end. and the debt fight. with the big entitlement programs center stage. > they were the backdrop of a feisty debate between the v.p. candidates thursday. >> nobody -- >> mr. vice president -- >> no, you -- >> mr. vice president, i know you're under a lot of duress to make up ground, but i think people would be better served if we don't keep interrupting each other. >>> what did swing voters think of the face-off? can the president channel the aggressiveness of his running mate. >> and what about the escalating battle over the obama administration handling of the 9/11 attack in libya? >> when the vice president of the united states directly contradicts the testimony, sworn testimony, of state department officials, american citizens have a right to know just what's going on. and we're going to find out. >> we cover it all t
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Oct 16, 2012 9:00pm EDT
romney on a debate stage. it was readily apparent and the president later aadmitted he was outenergized that first time around and it moved the poll numbers. tonight has the potential to change this race yet again. in a moment we go inside the venue for the introduction of these two men, president obama, governor romney, their second of three debates. this one, of course, off the vice presidential debate. tonight the format here becomes critical. while candy crowley of cnn will moderate the discussion, this is a town hall format tonight. the questions coming from undecided voters as chosen by the gallup polling organization. there are 80 undecided voters in the hall. organizers hope to get 13 questions in along with follow-ups in the 90 minutes before us. candy crowley has indicated she plans a more activist role. that made the organizers nervous. let's see what she has to say. >> good evening from hofstra university in new york. i'm candy crowley from cnn's state of the union. we are here for the second presidential debate a town hall sponsored by the commission on presidential debate.
NBC
Oct 1, 2012 4:00am EDT
. >> gearing up, president obama and mitt romney prepare for their first debate. a show down in denver this wednesday. >>> and on the record, are arnold schwarzenegger opens up on "60 minutes" about the affair that produce ad son and ended his marriage. >> it was the stupidest thing i've done in the whole relationship. >> this is the "cbs morning news" for monday, october 1, 2012. >>> good morning. good to be with you. i'm terrell brown. this morning in afghanistan the taliban is claiming responsibility for a suicide attack that killed at least 14 people, including three nato service members. a suicide bomber riding a motorcycle rammed into a patrol. americans have a large presence there. nato is trying to sort out a weekend attack in afghanistan that left two americans dead. the casualties push the number of u.s. personnel killed in afghanistan to 2,000. the circumstances of saturday's violence remains unclear but a fire fight broke out at a checkpoint in eastern afghanistan. what nato hasn't determined so far was the gun battle a result of an insider attack or a deadly misunderstanding. >
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Oct 24, 2012 7:00pm EDT
to be. a look at the campaign. >>> also on the trail with the romney campgn, and tonight, why he is having to >>> also on the trail with the romney campaign, and tonight, why he is having to respond to a candidate's comments about race. >>> plus, what it is like living in the most hotly contested background state. >>> and new, what could take aim at the east coast. >>> and breathtaking, an awesome new view of the grand canyon like you have never seen it before. >>> good evening, i'm lester holt, sitting in for brian tonight, with the presidential race locked in a tie for the polls, president obama and governor romney are engaged in a fast and furious campaign blitz, the president launching an assault in some of the places vital to his election. he is on a two day trip, it will take him to eight states spen spending the night on air force one. romney is calling it a sign of being desperate, even as romney was racking up his own air miles. we'll check in with the romney camp, but first, brian williams has been given full access to the campaign swing. he checks in tonight from denver.
NBC
Oct 23, 2012 7:00pm EDT
undermine medicare. you're no victim...you earned your benefits. don't let mitt romney take them away. >>> on the broadcast tonight, two weeks to go now. a blitz to the finish, a cross country sprint by both candidates coming out of last night's debate. and what was last night's plot line after all? >>> meningitis outbreak. more cases, more worries about it spreading. and tonight there's news about the pharmacy at the center of the storm. >>> freezing time. cutting edge medicine offering new hope for women who hope to have children but can't do it right now because they're facing a serious health challenge. >>> and sister act. she nearly stole the show at the royal wedding. now, pippa middleton is going public as the life of the party. "nightly news" begins now. captions paid for by nbc-universal television each one of them had >>> good evening. now that the presidential debates are over, it is clear each one of them had a plot line. the president underperformed against governor romney. both men were amped up. last night's plot line appears to be the president's foreign policy at
NBC
Oct 21, 2012 10:30am EDT
among women by attacking his opponent. >> governor romney wants to take up policies more suited to the 1950s. >> this president has failed america's women. they've suffered in terms of getting jobs. >> looking at the record and looking forward. what will tomorrow's final showdown mean for the final days? we hear from both campaigns this morning. for governor romney, senator marco rubio from the all-important state of florida. for the president, david axelrod. and later, ohio republican senator rob portman. romney's debate sparring partner. joining us live from the debate site >>> plus, our roundtable weighs in. from "the new york times," columnist tom friedman. and white house correspondent helean cooper. nd former white house press secretary for president clinton dee dee myers.ne cooper. and former white house press secretary for president clinton dee dee myers. >>> from nbc news in washington, it's "meet the press" with david gregory. >>> the latest nbc news/"wall street journal" poll for where this race stands, chuck todd has the numbers. this is significant. >> this is among li
NBC
Oct 14, 2012 10:00am EDT
. barack obama's got tuesday night to re-take command. can he show himself the doer and make romney a would a, should a, could a challenger? joe biden might have stopped the romney train, but he certainly revved up the democrats. and did biden's arguments on medicare and abortion rights also do some damage to the other side? president clinton is out there selling the case of the guy he hopes will be another president clinton's predecessor. he gave that great deal-making speech at the d.n.c. now he's out there on the campaign trail doing what obama didn't do last week -- exposing mitt romney's hard right baggage. with us today, "new york" magazine's john hileman, christian science monitor, liz liz, and henderson henderson from "the washington post," and from "the daily beast," andrew sullivan. thursday night's debate was everything the romney and obama presidential debate had not been. >> you can still preserve the important tant things for middle class taxpayers. >> it's not mathematically possible. >> it's not mathematically possible. it's never been done before. >> it's been done a
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Oct 28, 2012 10:30am EDT
states where this election will be won. the final push has president obama and governor romney fire storming seven critical states across the country in the hunt for 270 electoral votes. is argument -- >> unemployment is falling. manufacturing is coming back. >> the passion. this is an election about big things. about big choices. >> and the ground game. the critical effort to deliver key voting groups to the polls. this morning, we hear about it all from key figures on the ground. all important ohio. can romney win the white house without it? we'll ask the state republican governor, john casic. wisconsin governor scott walker and colorado's democratic governor, john. analysis on what will tip the scales in this tight presidential race. from the round table, from msnbc, rachel maddow, new york times columnist david brooks, washington post columnist, former ceo of hewlett packard, carly. our chief white house correspondent, chuck todd. >>> announcer: from nbc news in washington, "meet the press" with david gregory. >>> good morning on this sunday. as if it wasn't enough to have this
NBC
Oct 3, 2012 9:00pm EDT
president barack obama and former massachusetts governor mitt romney. the stage is ready in denver, colorado. the university of denver. and all of the expectations management to the contrary, the two men you're going to see tonight are very good debaters. they have four ivy leagu degrees between them, after all, and 50 debates between them, though not against each other until tonight. there is a critical third man on that stage tonight in denver. that's the moderator, jim lehrer of pbs. he's done a dozen of these. and the rules, which he will announce at the start, give him broad leeway to guide the conversation and the debate. it is a cold room in denver. the campaigns wanted the temperature low. and it's not likely to stay that way once we get under way. both men have been prepping for days. this happens to be the obamas' 20th wedding anniversary. moments ago we saw a warm embrace between mrs. romney and mrs. obama. they both met each other at the front of the hall. their hiss, this is the first of three meetings debate style between these candidates. even though voting is under
NBC
Oct 4, 2012 6:00pm EDT
polls put him down by about 3 percentage points, and democrats here figure romney's still got a way to win nationally, even though last night his efforts seemed to get back on track. republicans in denver, mitt romney declared his campaign is rejuvenated. >> we're going to take back the white house. >> reporter: a new mood after many saw a new mitt romney last night. >> let's get back to medicare. the president said that the government can provide the service at lower cost, and without a profit. >> reporter: in control, assertive. presidential. while barack obama kept his eyes and his energy low. >> it's very rare that impressionistically stylistically there's such a clear triumph of one side over the other. >> reporter: at a rally in denver the president admitted he got surprised. >> when i got onto the stage, i met this very spirited fellow who claimed to be mitt romney. >> reporter: later today at a huge rally in wisconsin, the president charged romney changed what he said on spending and taxes. >> he may do a tap dance and two-step, but if you want to be president, then you owe
NBC
Oct 22, 2012 2:05am EDT
his favor among women. by attacking his opponent. >> governor romney wants to take the policies more suited to the 19 fiflts. >> this president has failed america's women. they suffered in terms of getting jobs. >> looking at the record and looking forward. what will tomorrow's final showdown mean for the final days? we hear from both campaigns this morning. for governor romney, senator marco rubio from the all important state of florida. for the president, david axelrod, republican senator rob horton. romney's debate sparring partner, joining us live from the debate site. our round table weighs in. from the times, tom friedman and white house correspondent, helene cooper. strategist mike murphy and press secretary for president clinton, dee dee meyers. ne cooper. and former white hous >>e from nbc news in washingto "meet the press" with david gregory. >> brand-new in morning, the latest nbc news poll on where this race stands. let's go right to my colleague chuck todd. this is significant. >> this is among likely voters. 47-47. not all races are equal. the president at 47. if this w
NBC
Oct 22, 2012 4:30am EDT
laurel down to the beltway, about nine minutes. >>> tonight president obama and mitt romney will meet face to face in perhaps the last time before election day. the candidates will square off in their third and final debate. it will take place at lynn university in boca raton, florida, and will focus on foreign policy. the president has been preparing at camp david, romney in florida. the campaigns used the sunday morning talk shows to appeal to voters. >> the american people have gotten to see mitt romney up close as he offers his vision of the future and what he would do as president. even more startling is the president's complete failure to put forth an agenda for the next four years. >> what he would hear is the president making a case for how we build not education system second to none, so we have the best trained workers in the world, how we get control of our energy future. >> tonight's debate begins at 9:00. you can watch it right here on nbc 4. also, we want to hear from you during and after tonight's debate. i'm going to be gathering your feedback on facebook and twitter t
NBC
Oct 23, 2012 4:00am EDT
mitt romney, there are just 14 days left before american voters choose their next president. according to a cbs news instant polls on uncommitted voters, president obama was a clear two to one victor with 53% saying he won. governor romney got 23%. 24% called it a tie. a cnn orc national poll called it closer with 48% saying obama won while 40% picked obama. for more we go to nbc's steve handlesman who's in florida for us. steve, good morning. >> reporter: hi, lynn. thanks. good morning from boca raton, florida. the debate here last night was clearly the most combative so far. though surprising to some, not on the issue of libya. mitt romney was able to make his larger point, his claim that america is weaker now overseas than it was four years ago. mitt romney and barack obama came to their third and final debate tied in national polls, but their tv audience seemed sure to be smaller. baseball's national league playoffs and monday night viewers got viewers who missed the face-off on muslim extremist. >> i congratulate him on taking out osama bin laden and going after the leadership in
NBC
Oct 17, 2012 6:00pm EDT
weeks of the campaign now. barack obama and mitt romney took their game up a notch last night in the debate and gave every indication today they will keep up the intensity in the final stretch. steve handelsman has the latest from capitol hill. steve? >> jim, thanks. how did last night play in virginia, for example, ohio, the rest of the battleground states? that's what matters most. pollsters try to figure out the answer, the candidates headed out to try to move those numbers. the day after the debate, they went to swing states, still battling. former governor romney in virginia. >> i just think the american people had expected that the president of the united states would be able to describe what he's going to do in the next four years. he can't. he spent most of his time trying to talk about how my plan won't work. >> his tax plan doesn't add up. his jobs plan doesn't create jobs. his deficit reduction plan adds to the deficit. >> reporter: president obama in iowa. >> mitt romney's trying to sell you a sketchy deal. we are not buying it. >> reporter: paul ryan was in ohio. >> didn
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Oct 8, 2012 6:00pm EDT
>> reporter: hi, jim. down in vmi today, mitt romney said particularly in the conflict involving the israelis, the arabs and iran, only with a new president would we get the chance romney says we need to start over. at virginia military institute -- >> it's time to change course in the middle east. our friends and allies across the globe don't want less american leadership, they want more. >> reporter: that goes, said romney, for the muslim world, from libya to syria to iran. he suggested obama policies in libya let al qaeda get strong enough to kill our ambassador. in syria, romney would get the rebels heavy weapons, despite the administration's fear they will end up in the hands of al qaeda. and romney claimed he would be tougher on iran about nuclear weapons. >> this is a dangerous situation. >> reporter: romney said president obama's making it more dangerous by resisting israeli prime minister netanyahu's apparent willingness to attack iranian nuke plants. >> i know the president hopes for a safer, freer, and more pros pous middle east, along with us. i share this hope. but h
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Oct 25, 2012 7:00pm EDT
romney campaign in battleground ohio, and we're just off air force one after a solid day of flying coast to coast. >>> the scandal, explosive allegations against the popular television host. the scandal that has viewers in great britain stunned. >>> and over-caffeined, what is in the stuff millions of us buy, and why sometimes it is impossible to know amid the questions about safety. nightly news begins now. >>> good evening, and while we are in the middle of covering whirlwind election campaign, tonight, something else deserves our immediate attention at the top of the broadcast. while the calendar may tell us we're days away from halloween and the november election, for that matter, it is still hurricane season. and hurricane sandy has experienced what forecasters are calling a stunning increase in size and in intensity. this late-season storm has already caused flooding in jamaica, damage in cuba, and haiti, and because it has the potential to affect more than 50 million americans along the east coast population centers, if it indeed combines with another storm and makes u.s. landfall
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Oct 5, 2012 4:00am EDT
. >>> this morning on "early today," strategy shift. mitt romney backs off his 47% remarks while president obama sharpens his attacks. >>> leap of faith. tense moments as a mother and her five kids are forced to jump from a burning building. >>> and sweet mystery why are bes in france producing green >>> and sweet mystery why are bes in france producing green and blue honey? captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good morning, everyone. i'm lynn berry, and today we begin with back to battle. the two presidential candidates are busy attacking each other on the campaign trail following their first debate. today president obama will be campaigning in virginia and ohio and mitt romney is in virginia. governor romney boasted about his debate performance and told supporters he will take back the white house, but for the first time romney backed away from his controversial remarks about the 47% of americans who don't pay federal income taxes. he was asked what he would have said if that came up in the debate. >> clearly in a campaign with hundreds if not thousands of speeches
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Oct 24, 2012 4:00pm EDT
rape. the comments of some republicans including mitt romney distancing themselves for a candidate for the senate. that candidate is still standing by what he said. >> yes, he is. this is not how you meant to say it, but putt, yoyou're right, h what he said. >> i came to realize life is a gift from god. i think even when life begins this that horrible situation of rape, that it is something god intended to happen. >> that is mourdock in his debate. the most closely watched senate races in the country. mourdock said he can't stand sexual violence and hopes people understand that, but thinks people have twisted his message. >> life is precious. i abhor violence and i'm confident god abhors violence and rape. i apologize if they came away and certainly have been humbled by the fact that so many people think that that somehow was an interpretation. for those who want to kind of twist the comments and to use them for partisan political gain, i think that's what's wrong with washington these days. >> mitt romney officially endorsed mourdock a few days ago, but a romney spokesperson said he d
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Oct 21, 2012 9:00am EDT
obama or mitt romney. until then you can hear from their running mates. the debate tomorrow will be on foreign policy. republican vice president paul ryan and vice president joe biden will be on the campaign trail, also ann romney is on the trail. president obama will visit many states including virginia this week. >> the commonwealth is just one of the handful of states that are a toss up. earlier this morning, david gregory joined us and said you can expect to see more of those visits in the coming weeks. >> this really becomes the fight down the stretch here in some of these key states like our own he in virginia where the obama campaign believes women voter wills be critical in their turn out to win the state of virginia. >> and you can hear more about the campaign just ahead on meet the press. david will be joined by rob portman and marco rubio, and david actixlerod. >> tomorrow the candidates will likely discuss u.s. relations with iran. the white house denies a report for an agreement on the first ever talks. the u.s. and iran agreed in principal to negotiate, but they insist
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Oct 17, 2012 4:00pm EDT
who's won the presidential election. but here's what we know today. barack obama and mitt romney took their fight to the white house -- for the white house up a notch at the debate last night. they gave every indication today that they will keep up that same intensity in the final stretch. steve handelsman joins us from capitol hill with the latest. >> reporter: thanks, pat. the debate, what's the fallout? in colorado, in nevada, in ohio, virginia, north carolina, florida. the battleground states. as the pollsters start to measure the candidates today headed out to try to move those numbers. the day after the debate, they went to swing states, still battling. former governor romney in virginia. >> i just think the american people had expected that the president of the united states would be able to describe what he's going to do in the next four years. but he can't. he spends most of his time trying to talk about how my plan won't work. >> his tax plan won't add up. his jobs plan doesn't create jobs. his deficit reduction plan adds to the deficit. >> reporter: president obama in iowa.
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Oct 22, 2012 4:00pm EDT
any closer. it all could come down to tonight. president obama and mitt romney will face off in their third and final debate. both candidates will be trying to break the tie. the debate will be taking place tonight at lynn university in boca raton, florida. that's where steve handelsman joins us. >> reporter: we've already got a surprise here at boca, jim, in terms of what we expect from the debate. you said it, it could come down to this debate. just a few months ago, nobody figured that. this was shaping up as either lopsided, after all, any president has more experience in foreign affairs, and not a sleeper, but not anymore. and in this stays it makes it all the more a high stakes drama. president obama arrived in florida trailing by 2%, down five points since the first debate. >> florida could easily go for romney. >> reporter: national hi now it's a tie. >> if the president can get the enthusiasm from hispanics and young voters, he can win election. >> reporter: governor romney will be in the clash or foreign policy. he's sure to press on libya charging the president tried
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Oct 10, 2012 4:00am EDT
battleground. 18 electoral votes explains why mitt romney is spending this week in ohio. >>> and late-breaking details on aakistani blogger shot while getting on to her school bus. she was operated on early this getting on to her school bus. she was operated on early this morning. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> hello and good morning. i'm lynn berry. on the campaign front, it is all about ohio. voters in that key state have been getting plenty of time with president obama and his republican rival mitt romney. both candidates campaigned hard in the buckeye state tuesday. in fact, romney is spending four out of five days there this week. the reason, a new cnn orc poll shows it is a close rate for ohio's 18 electoral votes with 51% of likely voters backing president obama, 47% for romney. that, of course, made closer after last week's debate. meanwhile, ohio's election chief, a republican, has asked the supreme court to reinstate a new law that cuts off the final three days of early voting. an appeals court blocks the law pushed through by state republicans. as romney continues
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Oct 19, 2012 12:35am EDT
with jimmy fallon," everybody. here's what people are talking about. mitt romney was out on the campaign trail yesterday and while visiting a grade school, romney told students that fourth grade was his favorite. [ laughter ] and he said, unless you're in another grade, then that was my favorite. [ laughter ] that's my favorite grade. speaking of romney, people close to the campaign are saying that mitt romney's son, tagg -- [ laughter ] is now one of his chief advisers. [ light laughter ] yeah, when mitt asked him to join the team, he put his arm on his son's shoulders and said, "tagg, you're it." [ laughter ] there you go. it's a clean joke. you can tell your kids. bring it to school. ♪ it's bipartisan. everyone can get a laugh. >> steve: that'll work out. people love it. kids love that joke. >> jimmy: democrats, republicans. it's just a clean good joke. >> steve: yeah. >> jimmy: have you guys seen this mitt romney photo that's been making the rounds? that young girl. take a look at this photo. there you go. [ laughter ] yeah, i think he had just gotten a tattoo. [ laughter
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Oct 9, 2012 6:00am EDT
. >>> about thetial candidate mitt romney seeing a big bump this morning. welcome to "news hour today." >> a bit of a tradeoff this morning. it's a little bit warming but a little bit wet. >> veronica johnson here to tell us if we're going to get more rain, are things warming up? >> the rain should be moving up. we're going to warm up a bit, a tad higher than what we were yesterday. if you're tired of complaining, and we have been talking about the chill, this cold blast that's come in, right now areas of the midwest and northern plains, they've got windchills in the 20s. the kids will be waiting at the bus stop with windchills in the 20s, that's crazy. 45 to 49 degrees here. i think that rain is going so end soon with an overcast sky at the bus stop. your sunrise today 7:12, getting later and later now. look at the numbers throughout the area. 45 degrees. most areas to the north, 46 around leesburg. 46 manassas. 46 around kent springs, maryland, right now. here's a look at that rain that's been with us again, all through the overnight period. the tail end around fredericksburg. by around 8:
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Oct 20, 2012 7:00am EDT
started with presidential application. president obama and mitt romney will spend the rest of the weekend studying up for the next and final debate. peter alexander is traveling with the romney campaign. good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you. we are in the tarmac right now. this is the romney campaign plane as he heads today to boca raton ahead of monday's third and final debate. the president will spend his weekend at camp david preparing for that debate. but both candidates on the trail squeezed in another series of attacks just yesterday. the president was in virginia accusing romney of moderating his stands and conveniently forgetting past positions on women's issues and the economy. he referred to it as romnesia. mitt romney said the president simply has no agenda, no plan for the future. he said the president's basically been reduced to petty attacks and silly word games. again, though, that last debate son monday, just 15 days before what will be a very close contest. the focus is foreign policy. it will be heavily focused on the middle east and on terrorism. the p
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Oct 26, 2012 7:00pm EDT
. from canton, ohio, where governor romney is, peter, good evening alexander >> reporter: brian, good evening to you as hurricane sandy takes aim on the east coast, forecasters are not the only ones on alert, the campaign strategists are, as well. with crews defending against potentially devastating flooding in virginia, the campaign cancelled a rally. officials in north carolina say they could suspend early voting, if needed. in ohio, snow threatens to hurt the voting efforts. in iowa today, he was introduced by a situation with the state's senior senator. >> we'll put america on a new path to a new day with a new president. obama. a new president romney, pardon me. >> time for new bold changes that measure up to the moment, that can bring the americans that can bring the american families to the certainty that the future will be better than the past. >> reporter: speaking to a construction plant that benefitted from mr. obama's help, he blasted the opponent. >> we're the nine million jobs that the president promised. >> reporter: president obama targeted the most loyal supporters wi
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Oct 10, 2012 7:00pm EDT
romney said about abortion that sure sounds like a change. >>> what really happened the night our ambassador and those other americans were killed in benghazi, libya, and has the story really changed again? >>> race matters, a basic question here, is affirmative action keeping qualified white kids out of the college of their choice? that is what the supreme court took up today. >>> and a very bad day for lance armstrong, today, a mountain of evidence was released against him, including lab results, interviews with other teammates, and alleged dong along the lines of an organized crime ring. >>> and making a difference, tonight, logging miles in the air to save innocent lives. nightly news begins now. >>> good evening, while millions of americans are looking forward to the biden/ryan debate tomorrow night as the next big television event, the top of the world, the speech, the travels continue, mitt romney is trying to take advantage of a bounce coming off the lt debate. but it is something he said on the subject of abortion that is getting a lot of attention today and tonight. it i
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Oct 3, 2012 4:00am EDT
>>> this morning on "early today," mile high showdown as president obama and mitt romney prepare for tonight's crucial debate. our brand new poll numbers show where they stand. >>> midair mess. another incident of loose seats on an american airlines flight, and now the company says it knows why. >>> and shock value. there's a magician, david blaine. he goes high voltage in his blaine. he goes high voltage in his latest stunt. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good morning. i'm lynn berry. today we begin with a high stakes debate. all eyes turn to denver for tonight's first presidential debate of the 2012 race, and a new nbc news wall street journal poll finds president obama is holding on to his national lead, but not by very much. 49% of likely voters favor the president while 46% prefer mitt romney. that's only a 3% edge for obama which is within the survey's margin of error, but when it comes to a poll of registered voters the president widens his lead over romney to 7 points, 51% to 44. and finally they say the nation is headed in the right direction. 40%. mea
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Oct 4, 2012 6:00am EDT
romney today. >> both candidates will stump for votes in battleground states a day after their first debate. the president heads to wisconsin where he'll visit the university of wisconsin campus in madison. mitt romney travels to virginia. he'll campaign alongside his running mate paul ryan in central virginia. president obama will be in northern virginia tomorrow. >> the candidates kept things civil during last night's debate in denver. they were still pointed, though, in criticizing each other's policies and plans. the president went after mitt romney on how he plans to pay for his tax cuts. mitt romney used vice president joe biden's own words in describing the middle class's struggles. >> you think by closing looph e loopholes and deductions for the well-to-do, somehow you will not end up picking up the tab, then governor romney's plan may work for you. but i think math, common sense, and our history shows us that's not a recipe for job growth. >> under the president's policies, middle income americans have been buried. they're just being crushed. middle income americans have see
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Oct 23, 2012 11:00am EDT
campaign in dayton with vice president, joe biden. romney is with his running mate, paul ryan. ryan has been in colorado for the past few days. >> both candidates are hoping last night's third and final debate gives them a boost going forward. the president criticized romney's views calling them outdated. he used his stance on russia as an example. >> a few months ago you were asked what is the biggest threat facing america. you said russia, not al qaeda. you said russia. in the 1980s or now, asking for their foreign policy. the cold war has been over for 20 years. >> the president began an apology tour. i think they looked at that and saw weakness. holding signs saying is america with us, the president was silent. they noticed that as well. >> iran is four years closer to having a nuclear weapon because the obama administration hasn't been aggressive enough handling the crisis. >> this morning on the "today" show, paul ryan said romney showed the temperment and demeanor to be a great president. he defended romney that he doesn't have the foreign policy experience to be commander an
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Oct 4, 2012 4:00pm EDT
presidential race and some saying it was a big shot in the arm for the romney campaign. the first debate is history. there are two more to go and five weeks until election day. the candidates are on the move. steve handelsman is live in denver. >> reporter: good evening from denver, colorado, where this is the headline, in the biggest paper in denver. the only the statewide paper in colorado. i spoke to democrats in this battleground state today. they don't dispute this. they're disappointed, but many feel they're still hopeful because they figure mitt romney's still got a ways to win in this state, and nationwide, even though his effort looks back on track. republican joy in denver, mitt romney declared his campaign is rejuvenated. >> you know what, we're going to take back the white house. >> reporter: a new mood after many saw a new mitt romney last night. >> let's get back to medicare. the president said that the government can provide the service at lower cost and without a profit. >> reporter: in control, assertive, presidential. while barack obama kept his eyes and his ener
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Oct 23, 2012 4:30am EDT
. mitt romney will campaign with paul ryan today in colorado. both are looking for a boost from their third and final debate. they argued over foreign policy issues. iran's nuclear program dominated part of the debate. mitt romney accused president obama of allowing iran to get closer to gaining a nuclear weapon. the president claimed his republican rival actually empowered iran. >> we're four yards closer to a nuclear iran, and we should not have wasted these four years in the point they were able to spin these centrifuges and get closer. >> the fact is, while we were coordinating an international coalition, you were still invested in a chipese state oil company that was doing business with the iranian oil sector. >> president obama also said reports that the u.s. and iran are planning to meet after the election are not true. the debate might have focused on foreign policy, but the conversation often shifted to domestic issues, including the bailout of the auto industry. >> look, i think anybody out there can check the record. governor romney, you keep on trying to air brush history.
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Oct 27, 2012 7:00am EDT
obama and mitt romney crisscross the country, hitting key battleground states. but will sandy put a damper on their campaigning? >>> and he's bringing sorry back. just a week after he said i do, justin timberlake is saying "i apologize" to his fans. we'll tell you why. today is saturday, october 27th, 2012. >> from nbc news, this is "today" with lester holt and andrea canning. live from studio 1-a in rockefeller plaza. >>> good morning. welcome to "today" on a saturday morning. i'm lester holt. >> and i'm andrea canning. so happy to be here. thank you for having me. >> great to have you. you brought your umbrella, boots and maybe a boat. >> it's a big weekend. i love how you tell me you'll be living on granola bars the next few days. >> i'm in the middle of it. they say stock up on supplies. this could be a bad one. all eyes on this storm. >> all eyes on tropical storm sandy this morning as it slowly makes its way up the east coast. >> it was downgraded from a hurricane to a tropical storm. right now it's packing top sustained winds of about 70 miles per hour, just below hurricane s
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Oct 8, 2012 7:00pm EDT
and improving job training takes us to over 12 million new jobs. i'm mitt romney, and i approve this message. xxxx >>> on the broadcast tonight, closing the gap, the new polling numbers that show how that debate changed the race, and the new front romney opened up on the president today. >>> outbreak, more people are sick from meningitis tonight, the attempt to find those at risk. >>> and more on the hand sanitizers that are popular everywhere, how could they be a bad thing? we'll tell you what the doctors believe. >>> and making a difference, you see them at the airport, sniffing, doing their job, and in the world of working dogs, that is the big leagues. and wait until you hear w wait until you hear what they overcame to make it to the pros, nightly news begins now. this is nbc nightly news with brian williams. >>> good evening, if you were among the over 60 million of us who watched the presidential debate, then you know we saw two things that night, really, an energized mitt romney, and lackluster president obama, and tonight it appears what happened that night has the numbe
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Oct 30, 2012 5:00am EDT
and make catastrophic cuts to education. so remember what romney said... and what his plan would do. president obama: i'm barack obama and... i approve this message. >>> super storm sandy moves in and leaves widespread damage and millions in the dark this morning. >>> and breaking news. as if storm damage wasn't enough, look at this. new york city firefighters battling a massive fire, new overnight. good morning, everyone. i'm aaron gilchrist. >> and i'm eun yang. welcome to "news 4 today" for this tuesday, october 30th, 2012. >> we are keeping a close eye on sandy. right now the storm being blamed for at least 16 deaths, including one in anne arundel county and one in montgomery county, maryland. more than 6 million homes and businesses in the dark. nyu's tisch hospital evacuated last night because of a power outage. doctors and nurses started with the sickest and the youngest, loading them into ambulances. that includes 20 babies in the neonatal intensive care unit. some on respirators operating under battery power. and if the power outages weren't enough, a 13-foot wave of sea wa
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Oct 17, 2012 6:00am EDT
, over to you. >> thanks, danella. >>> 6:02 now. president obama and mitt romney won't be taking any breaks after last night's second debate. they'll be back on the campaign trail today. mitt romney will visit virginia. his first stop is chesapeake. then he'll travel north to leesburg, where he'll hold a rally at 7:00 tonight. the president will campaign in ohio and iowa before returning home tonight. >>> and the campaign stops come after a debate that featured plenty of fireworks. both candidates took an aggressive tone in that town hall style discussion last night, and they clashed on several issues, including the president's energy policy. >> in the last four years, you cut permits and licenses on federal land and federal waters in half. >> it's not true, governor romney. >> by how much did you cut them by? >> we have actually produced more oil. >> how much did you cut licenses and permits on federal land and federal waters? >> here's what we did. there were a whole bunch of oil companies. >> i had a question, and the question was how much did you cut them by? >> do you want me to
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Oct 22, 2012 11:00am EDT
... this message. anncr: victims. dependent. that's what mitt romney called forty-seven percent... of americans. including people on medicare. but what about his plan for you? romney would replace guaranteed benefits with a voucher system. seniors could pay six thousand dollars more a year. a plan aarp says would undermine medicare. you're no victim...you earned your benefits. don't let mitt romney take them away. >>> tonight president obama and mitt romney will meet face-to-face for perhaps the last time before election day. the candidates will square off in their third and final debate. it will take place on the campus of lynn university in boca raton, florida. the president has been preparing at camp david, romney in florida. both candidates have kept low profiles. but their campaigns used the sunday morning talk shows to appeal to voters. >> the american people have gotten to see mitt romney up close as he offers his vision of the future what he would do as president. even more startling is the president's complete failure to put forth an agenda for the next four years. if he did
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Oct 19, 2012 5:00am EDT
lead over mitt romney in iowa with over 50% of likely voters. in wisconsin, mr. obama has a six-point lead, 51% to 45%. the poll also showed 95% of voters in most states made up their minds before the most recent debate. >>> the president will head to virginia today, another key battle ground state. he'll speak at george washington university in fairfax. it will be his second trip to the campus in just two weeks. you can expect congestion and detours if you're traveling to the area this morning. after the rally, the president will head to camp david to get ready for the final presidential debate monday night in florida. mitt romney will head to the sunshine state tonight with his running mate paul ryan. they'll be holding a rally in daytona beach. today is also the start of biketoberfest. a large four-day music festival with rock, beer, and harley davidsons. the organizers joked to a local paper that romney is going for the biker vote. >>> both of virginia apgs u.s. senate candidates are vowing to keep thousands of virginiians from losing their jobs. democrat tim kaine and republican
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Oct 4, 2012 7:00am EDT
to reaching your goals. pnc bank. for the achiever in you. >>> good morning. round one, romney. an energetic mitt romney comes out firing with a strong performance in the first presidential debate. >> virtually everything he said about my tax plan is inaccurate. your title as a president, you own an airplane and a house, but not your own facts. >> the president did not seem to ben his game. can one night change the race? >>> "today" exclusive, matt's rare and revealing interview with facebook ceo mark zuckerberg, how does he deal with the spotlight? and does he take responsibility for his company's recent struggles? >> the question i ask myself and i hear over and over, if a company has a billion customers, how can they not be killing it making money? >> that answer as the social network reaches a major milestone today. >>> and remember the school bus monitor taunted by middle schoolers. what she's doing to turn her story into something positive today, thursday, october 4th, 2012. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> and good morning. welcome to "today" on this thursda
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Oct 18, 2012 4:30am EDT
election, president obama and mitt romney are spending time courting voters in critical battleground states. today the president heads to new hampshire. tomorrow, he will be in northern virginia. here you can see he visited ohio yesterday, talking to a crowd of about 14,000 college students at ohio university. the president brought up mitt romney's binder of women comments from tuesday's debate. it referred to romney's remarks of finding women to fill cabinet spots in massachusetts. >> see, we don't have to order up some binders to find qualified, talented, driven young women to learn and teach and thrive and start businesses. >> the president's stop at george mason university tomorrow will be his second in as many weeks. fresh off the debarkt mitt romney also spending some time in virginia. he spoke to a crowd of more than 8,000 last night in leesburg. romney also referred to key moments from the debate. he focused as well on the issue of defense. >> unlike cutting the military, as this president would do by a trillion dollars, i would instead maintain our military stri
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Oct 11, 2012 7:00pm EDT
week against mitt romney in denver, the president admitted. there was pressure to score, the maryland congressman played the part of ryan in six mock debates, detailed down to a set. acting like the one tonight. this is not good camp for nothing ou go through a lot of >> you go through a lot of mock debates, the vice president is looking forward to being here tonight. joe biden just needs to be joe biden. >> reporter: they described his mood as upbeat. whether joe biden and ryan uses first names, remains to be scene. the moderator will introduce him as congressman, although he is far less experienced than joe biden, ryan's advisers don't seem worried. >> he can talk about all his years in washington, all the multiple times he has run for president, the tough decisions he has made. they have a record that is bad for the country, he will have to defend it. >> what he can't run from is the president's record. >> reporter: aides say mr. ryan spent the afternoon relaxing with family, working in time for last minute studying. he even hit the gym, just as an old-time picture hits the stands,
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Oct 22, 2012 9:00pm EDT
romney. when they leave the stage tonight after 90 minutes together, these two men are not expected to see one another again until after the election two weeks from now. it is safe to say neither campaign in either its wildest dreams nor worst fears expected to be in a dead heat with 15 days to go. but that's what our national poll shows. as of tonight, our nbc news national polling has it this way. 47% obama, 47% romney. tonight's topic is foreign affairs. our moderator, bob schieffer of cbs news. last time these two men debated, it was instantly labeled the most contentious event of its kind in the modern political era. a lot of it had to do with body lang age as they circled each other. tonight they'll be seated and thankfully separated by the moderator, all of this happening in a critical battleground state of florida. so without further delay, we'll go now to the moderator, bob schieffer, who will be leading us through tonight's debate. >> good evening from the campus of lynn university here in boca raton, florida. this is the fourth and last debate of the 2012 campaign brought
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Oct 9, 2012 5:00pm EDT
forecast. >>> all righty. in the race for the white house, mitt romney is enjoying a surge in poll numbers after his strong debate performance. he is campaigning in the midwest at an appearance in iowa. he became emotional when he recounted a chance meeting with glen dougherty. a massachusetts mative. he was killed last month in benghazi. >>> meanwhile, president obama's campaign is using big bird to child romney for saying he'll end federal funding for public broadcasting. the satirical ad shows images of the convicted financiers including bernie madoff and it suggested that romney thinks it is more important to worry about sesame street than wall street. the republicans say that obama is focusing on inconsequential matters, rather than urge enissues like the economy and the middle east. the producer of sesame street have asked the obama campaign to stop using big bird. calling themselves a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization. >>> first lady michelle obama is getting ready to speak to supporters in loudoun county right now. this come a day after anne romney's visit to the richmond
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